COVID-19-related UI claims reach 132.5K in R.I.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FILINGS in Rhode Island due to COVID-19 reached 132,530 as of Sunday. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FILINGS in Rhode Island due to COVID-19 reached 132,530 as of Sunday. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN
PROVIDENCE – Unemployment insurance filings in Rhode Island related to COVID-19 increased 1,236 on Sunday to 132,530, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. UI filings since March 9 totaled 170,577 as of Sunday. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance filings increased 862 on Sunday to a total 31,367. The program covers those typically ineligible for…

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